When creating the Epic American speech, I began by googling Richard Oakes and reading numerous articles about him. I then wrote a bunch of facts on a piece of paper. After that I went through and choose which ones were more influential and important. These were events like how he occupied Alcatraz with the intent of turning it into a Native American culture center. He also protested the alaskan oil line. After compiling these events I worked out an outline for what and when I was going to say stuff. After that I had to make a poster with important points. I went with some of the same ideas and some different ones that I excluded from the original outline to save time. These were things like his legacy. This Artifact connects to creativity because I had to come up with an engaging speech. Overall writing the speech has given me better insight to how Native American activists worked to get to where we are today. I also feel like it was an interesting story that I liked learning about.
I am interested in the career field of Computer engineering. Math plays a large role in this field because of how good computers are at math. Because of this running calculations on computers is much easier. Also in order to program physics engines math is required to predict where objects will end up and how they will end up there. This is why math is important to the career field of Computer engineering. This can be characterized under Critical thinking, because when programming something you have to know what formulas to use and when.
When looking back at the artifact I have just created, I am most proud of the research I did. When looking into how math was important to the field I chose I looked at several sources including how it is used to make programs more efficient. The aspect that was most challenging for me was choosing which career field I would look at. I eventually chose Computer engineering because I have previous experience from robotics. This connects with critical thinking because of how I had to think about why math was important and write it down in a comprehensive paragraph. If I were to do the artifact again I would not have procrastinated for as long as I did and also would have done more research into the field.